The article will appear (TBA) in Information Technology and Libraries from the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA).
Author: Nancy M. Foasberg
Title: Humanities Librarian
Affiliation: Queens College, City University of New York
From the Abstract:
To learn whether e-book readers have become widely popular among college students, this study surveys students at one large, urban, four-year public college. The survey asked whether the students owned e-book readers and if so, how often they used them and for what purposes. Thus far, uptake is slow; a very small proportion of students use e-readers. These students use them primarily for leisure reading and continue to rely on print for much of their reading. Students reported that price is the greatest barrier to e-reader adoption and had little interest in borrowing e-reader compatible e-books from the library.